Function

GLibstrsplit

Declaration

gchar**
g_strsplit (
  const gchar* string,
  const gchar* delimiter,
  gint max_tokens
)

Description

Splits a string into a maximum of max_tokens pieces, using the given delimiter. If max_tokens is reached, the remainder of string is appended to the last token.

As an example, the result of g_strsplit (“:a:bc::d:”, “:”, -1) is a NULL-terminated vector containing the six strings “”, “a”, “bc”, “”, “d” and “”.

As a special case, the result of splitting the empty string “” is an empty vector, not a vector containing a single string. The reason for this special case is that being able to represent an empty vector is typically more useful than consistent handling of empty elements. If you do need to represent empty elements, you’ll need to check for the empty string before calling g_strsplit().

This function is not directly available to language bindings

Parameters

string const gchar*
 

A string to split.

 The data is owned by the caller of the function.
 The value is a NUL terminated UTF-8 string.
delimiter const gchar*
 

A string which specifies the places at which to split the string. The delimiter is not included in any of the resulting strings, unless max_tokens is reached.

 The data is owned by the caller of the function.
 The value is a NUL terminated UTF-8 string.
max_tokens gint
 

The maximum number of pieces to split string into. If this is less than 1, the string is split completely.

Return value

Returns: An array of utf8
 

A newly-allocated NULL-terminated array of strings. Use g_strfreev() to free it.

 The array is NULL-terminated.
 The data is owned by the called function.
 Each element is a NUL terminated UTF-8 string.